Prison Writing Award Winners: 2012-2013

Poetry

First Place
Joe Rickey Knight
Kentucky
Midnight at the Manatee

Second Place
Ezekiel Caligiuri
Minnesota
People I Know

Third Place
Jason Mobley
Illinois
Appeals from the Senseless

Dawson Prize
Shadale L. Williams
California
A Niggas' Valedictory!

Honorable Mentions
Kenneth Foster
Texas
The Walls

Bryan Palmer
North Carolina
The Swing Set to Remember

Sean White
Wisconsin
The Origins of Modern Sculpture

Fiction

First Place
J. Weaver
Florida
Of Ash and Bone

Second Place
William Van Poyck
Florida
Death by Dominoes

Third Place
Marcel Ramon Herrera
New Mexico
LPs and Girlz

Dawson Prize
Timothy Burke
Massachusetts
Appalacian Dragons, My Father, and Me

Honorable Mentions
Richard Beebe
Arkansas
Bigot Inn

Martin Dawson
California
The Golden Hour

Christopher de Rossitte
Arkansas
The Mostly Uneventful Life of Pierre Menard

M.A. Mendoza
Texas
The Fat Man

Essay

First Place
Anthony Arteaga
California
Solitary Confinement in California

Second Place
Joseph Dole
Illinois
Prison Diary

Third Place
J. Michael Stanfield, Jr.
Tennessee
Murder is Murder

Dawson Prize
James L. Karis
California
On Doing Time

Honorable Mentions
Larry Bratt
Maryland
Filling the Void

Antonio Howard
Pennsylvania
Tough Love

Christian Weaver
Tennessee
The Devil Went Down to Georgia

Memoir

First Place
Burl Corbett
Pennsylvania
Painting the Sunset

Second Place
Arthur Longworth
Washington
The Chain

Third Place
Christopher Myers
Nevada
Letter to My Grandnephew

Honorable Mentions
Edward B. Lyon, Jr
Texas
Right to Passage

John Purugganan
California
Death Without the Possibility of Parole

John Ruzas
New York
Tragedy 2 Trial & Beyond

Aly Tamboura
California
Hell's Chariot

Drama

First Place
Derek Trumbo
Kentucky
Conviction

Second Place
Christopher Preshfield
California
The High Desert Sessions

Third Place
Robert Lombardo
South Carolina
Peers

Dawson Prize
Dana Toomey
Oklahoma
Free to a Good Home

Honorable Mentions
Christopher Meyers
Nevada
A Boy Named Water

William D. Stubblefield
Kentucky
Moving On

Robert Weaver
Florida
The Recovery Canticle